Quick help in hard times

We all have days when we’ve just had enough. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but more or less, more than less :). In the article What helps me to get through those tough days, I offer an advice and tips that help me to get through the days when my children drive me crazy.

However, sometimes our children are relatively manageable and “good”, and yet, we feel overwhelmed. It can be a bad night sleep, bad pillow, personal circumstances or simply a bad day and we feel we are not ourselves. 

What can we do to feel better at times like this?

Below I offer a few tips from which I believe you will choose the ones that are the most suitable for you 😉 x

  1. Smile. Even when you don’t feel like it.
  2. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.
  3. Read spiritual literature.
  4. Look up to the sky and watch it quietly for a while.
  5. Make your home smell nice.
  6. Smile at yourself in the mirror.
  7. Try some simple stretches.
  8. Remember something that made you laugh.
  9. Look at your child and try to see yourself in them.
  10. Clean your home.
  11. Smile at the people you meet.
  12. Take a hot bath, light the candles and play relaxing music.
  13. Wrap yourself up into a warm towel or a robe.
  14. Do something that you have been putting off for a long time. 
  15. Start reading a good book.
  16. Sit down in front of the TV, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and watch your favourite movie.
  17. Learn to meditate and try to do it at least once a day.
  18. Open the curtains, let the light into your home. 
  19. Eat a piece of dark chocolate.
  20. Order your favourite food and have a glass of wine with it.
  21. Go for a walk in nature.
  22. Go through old photos.
  23. Call a good friend.
  24. Buy yourself something small.
  25. Hug a tree.
  26. Imagine the smell of coffee.
  27. Turn off your phone.
  28. Hug a pet. 
  29. Go out and meet people.
  30. Plan your future.
  31. Think about people in your life who make it more beautiful.
  32. Think about what you are looking forward to.
  33. Watch fishes in an aquarium.
  34. Massage your feet with a small ball.
  35. Brush your hair.
  36. Drip your wrist with cold water.
  37. Give yourself a hand massage.
  38. Send a friend, mom or sister a simple ‘thinking of you’ text and wait for their nice response.
  39. Turn on your favourite program and cook or bake a cake.
  40. Make small adjustments in your home.
  41. Write down good things that happened to you on that day. Even those little things.
  42. Gently clench your left hand.
  43. Leave the thick socks on the radiator for some time and then put them on your feet.
  44. Change the background image on your computer.
  45. Imagine that someone suddenly takes away from you everything you have and then gives it back to you.
  46. Read motivational and inspirational quotes.
  47. Notice beauty in everything that surrounds you.
  48. Breathe and realise what a luxury it is.
  49. Listen to a guided meditation podcast before you drift off to sleep.
  50. Realise that you can do whatever you want in life.

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